Pathology of Alcoholic Liver Disease with Special Emphasis on Alcoholic Hepatitis

  • H. Ishii
  • I. Okazaki
  • M. Tsuchiya


It has been widely recognized that alcoholism is one of the major sociomedical problems of modern society. It is also known that excessive alcohol intake is a factor in a significant percentage of all deaths, roughly 10% in the United States. It is associated with half of all traffic deaths, many involving teenagers. Cirrhosis of the liver, which ranks among the ten leading causes of death, is largely attributable to excessive alcohol consumption (Lieber 1978; Eckardt et al. 1981).


Fatty Liver Alcoholic Liver Disease Chronic Active Hepatitis Mallory Body Alcoholic Hepatitis 
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  • H. Ishii
    • 1
  • I. Okazaki
    • 1
  • M. Tsuchiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of MedicineKeio UniversityTokyoJapan

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